December 15, 2014

AVMA economists predict an improving market for veterinary services over the next several years. But they also released results of analyses indicating the typical veterinary college graduate will earn less during his or her career than the typical bachelor’s degree holder, once educational costs are considered.

AVMA

As the new chief marketing officer for the AVMA, Mark Lenhart will be responsible for leading the AVMA’s marketing and communications functions, including positioning the AVMA brand and implementing marketing programs across the organization. Also new to the AVMA is Steve Mlodoch, a member services and recruitment representative with the Membership and Field Services Division.

Practice

A California court approved a settlement Oct. 16 ordering a nonveterinary teeth cleaning operation to pay $150,000 in restitution for the unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine.

Community

The topic of health and wellness in the veterinary profession has gained momentum in recent years as more information comes to light on the prevalence of substance abuse, mental health issues, and suicide among practitioners. Veterinary academia, in particular, has taken the issue to heart. At the second AAVMC Health and Wellness Summit, held Oct. 8-9 at The Ohio State University campus, students as well as wellness and education experts talked about what’s working and what’s not when it comes to helping students, and why it matters.